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outages as a result of snow and wind yesterday, which set us back slightly. >> reporter: and the hard-hit area goes as far as point pleasant, new jersey. >> any time you have snow on top, doesn't make it much easier. >> reporter: crews around the country were already working around the clock. this team came from washington state. >> it is overwhelming, people don't realize, they see their small area, they wonder why it takes so long to get their power back on, but the amount of devastation is just so widespread that it is crazy. >> reporter: just down the road in bay head, the duncan's home is in -- unlivable. like many, they wonder when the crazy weather will finally end. >> i mean, it is just like a joke, no, it is too cold for the locusts. >> reporter: surprising resiliency, for people who face daunting recovery. they put a price on this devastating nor'easter at $33 billion, but people want to know when they will get their power back. >>> thank you, stephanie, this storm added more misery to the folks on staten island, long described as the city's forgotten borough. ann curry went
>>> good morning. breaking news. military misbehavior. overnight reports that the commander of u.s. forces in afghanistan, general john allen, is now under investigation. the fbi looking into thousands of, quote, potentially inappropriate e-mails exchanged with the woman who sparked the probe into cia director david petraeus. where will ts all lead? >>> costly. one of nascar's most famous drivers, jeff gordon, hit with a hefty fine for his role in this nasty post-race fight. >>> and we've got that one thing. just look at the crowd on our plaza this morning. thousands upon thousands of fans still pouring in for one direction today, tuesday, november 13th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is "today" with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from studio 1a in rockefeller plaza. >>> and good morning. even the audio guy is excited this morning about our concert on the plaza. just wants to say it three times. we've got one direction here. it is huge, and we do mean huge. >> and just want to say i'm matt lauer, and you're right. huge. we're not going to qualify. our executive producer just c
parents' signatures on loan applications. >> reporter: and the government is using this guy to testify. >> exactly. he ended up getting 20 years in prison while i got 21. >> reporter: he sent a statement saying, mr. engle was convicted by a jury of fraudulently obtaining more than $1 million in four mortgage loans. that same office also fostered a case of more than $2.9 billion. somehow, those banks so hungry for those liar loans, by and large escaped criminal prosecution. >> reporter: what surprises me as somebody who has kept a pretty close eye on this over the last dozen years how people atop of the food chain had to take a fall or been prosecuted or that the government even tried to go after them. why is that? >> you know, that is the $64,000 question. i think if you were to ask the folks in washington, they will tell you that there is a lot of behavior that while it was unethical and perhaps morally suspect didn't rise to the level of criminal conduct. >> reporter: is it sometimes just easier to go to the guy who is on the bottom of the food chain? >> it's certainly a lot easier,
first prime time interview, a "dateline" exclusive. lauren and her family take us back to that terrible night and through her incredible recovery. here is natalie morales. >> reporter: just a year ago, lauren scruggs' future was bright. the beautiful girl her friends called "lolo" had big plans and even bigger dreams, as she pursued a career in fashion. >> i am lauren scruggs with "lolo" mag. >> at 23, she started "lolo" magazine, a website covering beauty, fitness and fashion around the world. >> hi, i'm lauren scruggs and we're excited to be here today at new york fashion week. >> reporter: lauren grew up in dallas, texas. her parents divorced when she was young, but would later remarry after seven years apart. their experience inspired their work today as marriage counselors. their greatest joy, twin daughters, brittney and lauren. lauren's father, jeff, says lauren always sparkled. >> there's a spirit about her that is just -- it's contagious. that she's just so full of life. >> reporter: but in one awful moment last december, everything changed for lauren and her family. it's the s
told during the campaign about the death of manufacturing in america -- harry smith tells us tonight that's just not true. and something we have noticed about our politicians during the storm crisis on the east coast. that and more as "rock center" gets under way. >>> well, good evening, and welcome to "rock center." we around here have been consumed by two huge stories over the past few days. the election drama, of course, and the big east coast storm. and then the nor'easter just last night that came in right on top of those already affected. hundreds of thousands are still without power since hurricane sandy. a lot of people who had had power restored lost it again in the snow and wind storm last night. in this region where so many lost their homes, and where millions of people have suffered through it, some times in our coverage of such events, individuals stand out. that happened on this very broadcast a week ago. a woman named phyllis, who was interviewed by ann curry on staten island. and so many of you have inquired about how she is doing, ann curry returned to staten island
the focus of the cia inspector general's probe is whether or not david petraeus used agency resources to further his relationship with paula broadwell. they were last seen together at a dinner in washington on october 27th. officials say the cia has been told by the fbi there is no indication that petraeus used classified material. but the investigation is continuing, this is new information coming out about frederick humphries, the fbi agent that led the investigation. that led to petraeus's resignation hat he is a 16-year veteran, he played a major role in stopping the plot to blow up l.a.x. humphries got to know jill kelley in humphries got to know jill kelley in tampa, and she turned to him when she received anonymous e-mails last spring, the e-mails they found alarming. today, there was a picture he sent, telling the seattle times it was a joke. he was posing with target dummies after s.w.a.t. practice. it was humphries that told david reichert about an old friend, he alerted him almost two weeks before the president was told. >> the information sent to me sounded as if there was
, andrea mitche >>> all right, andrea mitchell starting us off from washington, thank you. >>> the fbi and the justice department are standing by their handling of the petraeus case. our justice correspondent pete williams is outside the justice department tonight, pete, good evening. >> reporter: brian, officials here concede there are no rules for reporting the discovery that the senior member of the intelligence community is having an affair. but they say there are rules against disclosing what is going on during a criminal investigation. law enforcement officials say the fbi began by tracing where those threatening e-mails sent to jill kelley were coming from. which cities, which hotels? and eventually discovered the name, paula broadwell kellyy we. fbi got access to her e-mail account and found she sent them. but they said her e-mail account also included what appeared to be suggestive e-mails from david petraeus, that first they wondered if somebody hacked into his private account. interviewed separately, both admitted their affair, officials say. broadwell, in late september, pe
for us from the north lawn, good evening. >> reporter: good evening, brian, for two years, the house republicans have clashed over the debt, postponing any agreement, hoping the voters would deliver the clarity. well, they delivered the status quo, and both sides delivered the same message, it is time for compromise. in front of a campaign-like backdrop, to deliver the bipartisan message, the president laid down a marker with the republicans on the so-called fiscal cliff in the white house. >> the american people voted for action, not politics as usual, to focus on your jobs, not ours, in that spirit i invited both leaders to the white house next week to build consensus. >> reporter: earlier in the day, speaker john boehner also sounded a kumbaya theme. >> i am because at the end of the year if kopg does nothing, bush taxes expire, the payroll tax cut e ye expires, emergency unemployment benefits end and $984 billion in automatic cuts and defense and d domestic budgets are triggered. they estimate that would cause the economy to take a significant hit, raising unemployment to 9.1% by
expensive political campaign in u.s. history. will it be a long night that stretches into the morning? it's up to the voters today, tuesday, november 6th, 2012. >>> from nbc news, this is a special edition of "today," election day 2012, with matt lauer and savannah guthrie live from democracy plaza. >>> and welcome to "today," and democracy plaza on this tuesday morning, election day 2012. good morning, everyone. i'm savannah guthrie. >> and i'm matt lauer, and it seems like we've been talking about this day for the better part of two years because we have been talking about this day for the better part of two years. it's already here. seeing a lot of traffic at polling sites all across the country and especially in the swing states n.virginia, for example, people actually camped out overnight to be among the first in line. >> president obama is spending his day in chicago where he voted early two weeks ago. he's planning to do some satellite interviews to reach voters in the battleground states and will take part in his traditional election day basketball game. >> as for governor romney,
. >> the owner of dunkin donuts came directly to us and brought us donuts and coffee every day. >> the teacher from the high school today drove by and gave us hot dogs and chips. communities are strong here. >> reporter: still, it's 52 degrees inside. snow is piling up outside in freezing temperatures. and any sense of normal still feels very far away. so why stay? >> we called all the hotels, there's no hotels to stay at. there's people that have invited us to stay, but it's uncomfortable. >> reporter: there's also a subtle fear in leaving. >> people are worried their homes are going to get broken into. >> reporter: sharon's parents live a mile away but spend each night here. their own home also dark and even colder. despite the snow, they're finally starting to see signs of hope. a week and a half after sandy. >> today's the first day that two or three good things have happened, you know. and from coming to the house to the garbage men coming down the street. >> mother nature can be ugly right now, but the people around us have been really beautiful and we've been blessed. >> reporter: reall
virginia. >> let's stay on ohio for a moment. no republican has won ohio without the state of ohio. show us how romney could win without ohio. >> without ohio. let's put it back over here, keep it here with florida and north carolina, colorado over here and give him virginia, and that should do it, right at 271, an of these states over here, this is without -- to me the key will be wisconsin, right? that would be the real difference. that would be the real upset. it goes to the midwest firewall. got to pick one of those off. >> the romney campaign says they have enthusiasm, intensity on their side. show us the big night for governor romney, what that would look like. >> i think the big night to be honest would include ohio and would include a pennsylvania and would probably include iowa. i don't think under any scenario nevada makes it over to him. i think the ceiling for mitt romney is 315. >> all right. another scenario, we'll prep for the 269-269. >> i can do it fast. >> let's just hope it doesn't happen or maybe talk about it tomorrow. >> all right, fair enough. >> and a reminder nbc's
on another big story as well this morning. can you probably see the flags moving pretty briskly behind us. that is a sign of what's to come as nasty weather, a nor'easter bears down on already storm-ravaged parts of this east coast. al is live along the new jersey shore with what we can expect. >> all right. we want to get right to our top story, the election results. nbc's kristen welker had a late night covering president obama's campaign, and she joins us this morning from chicago. kristen, good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning to you, savannah. well, president obama is waking up as a two-term president. a lot of people said it wouldn't be possible because of the stagnant economy, but he was able to rally his core constituents, women, african-americans, young voters works turned out in force to send him back to the white house. a triumphant president obama walked out to a jubilant crowd to claim victory, his wife and children by his side as he savored his hard fought re-election. >> a long campaign is now over. and whether i earned your vote or not, i have listened to you. i h
before he is sentenced to life in prison. this morning mark kelly tells us what it was like inside that courtroom in an exclusive live interview. >>> and train wreck. a brand new train being unloaded comes crashing to earth when a cable snaps. it's going to be a while before it's back ontrack today. friday, november 9th, 2012. >>> good morning. welcome to "today" on this friday morning. i'm savannah guthrie. >> i'm willie geist in this morning for matt. the president known for his cool, some say aloof demeanor, but we've seen tears twice in the span of a week. >> i think a reflection of the fact this campaign was draining on both candidates but the really hard work begins now. president obama set to speak from the white house this afternoon about the economy and what it will take to stave off the fiscal cliff. we'll have a live report from the white house straight ahead. >>> also new this morning a tough reprimand for members of the highly respected seal team 6. did they divulge classified information to the makers of a popular video game? >>> then a very real drama for one of the
door. it shocked us out of bed. i went downstairs and, you know, there were police. it was hard to process that this had happened. i still kept thinking they couldn't have gotten it right. >> reporter: bernadette had to tell her parents. >> i said what, what happened to her? was she in an accident? i told her to be careful, you know. i was just shocked and crying. >> i felt so bad and so weak and it was just shocking. >> reporter: back in connecticut, stamford police were getting a surprisingly different vibe from annalisa's boyfriend, nelson. >> was she emotional? >> if he was, he didn't show it to us. >> did he ask what happened to annalisa? >> never to us. >> no, not at all. >> never to us. in fact went to sleep. >> he went to sleep? >> went to sleep in the boathouse. >> as seasoned detectives, what did that say to you? >> it raised a big flag with us. big red flag with us. >> makes you wonder, did nelson know more than he was telling police about the murder of his girlfriend? and what would have been his motive for murder? no one could figure it out, especially his friends.
, man, we can go all the way. nobody can stop us. >> michele: congratulations. >> thank you. >> michele: bob? >> the texans win tonight caps a day and night in which all of the division winners in the afc won. houston, new england and denver and baltimore. none of the division winners in the nfc won. chicago, giants and atlanta all lost and san francisco could manage only a tie at home against the rams. now we welcome in tony dungy. your reaction to tonight's game, tony. >> well, bob, you talked about being a division leader and i think houston made a stamp tonight and let people know they are the best team in the afc. they went on the road in bad conditions. we think of them as an indoor team. but they played smart tonight. they played tough. they played physical. they won chicago's type of game. their offense didn't throw the ball a lot as we mentioned and turned it over to their defense and the defense made plays. you heard danieal manning, he came and made a statement early, turned the game around with that physical hit and coordinator wade phillips i thought did a great job on bran
enforcement and multiple u.s. officials tell nbc news e-mails between general petraeus and broadwell indicated an extramarital affair. this on the heels of the presidential election, bound to raise lots of questions. we have two reports starting with nbc's andrea mitchell who andrea, good evening. >> good evening. the scandal that's shaken the national intelligence world began with a complaint to the fbi that didn't even mention david petraeus and didn't reach the white house until after the election. general d from the highest levels of government service after acknowledging what he called unacceptable behavior. an extramarital affair exposed by a cascading series of events sources say started with a seemingly unrelated complaint to the fbi. triggered by e-mails from petraeus's biographer paula broadwell to another woman not related to petraeus who felt she was being harassed and complained to!.e the fbi. officials say in recent weeks the fbi traced the e-mails to broadwell and stumbled on the relationship with petraeus as a result. >> it's so politically sensitive the decision was made at o
with petraeus. both are avid runners. >> ended up being a test for both of us since we ran pretty quickly but that was the foundation of our relationship, and we -- and when i was in kabul we would do a lot of interviews on runs. >> reporter: some of petraeus' former military aides told "nbc news sunday" they were uncomfortable about broadwell's action. >> it was a little bit strange that he would take someone who has never written a book and allow them such unfettered access and allow them to write what is really the first biography of him. >> reporter: this week house and senate intelligence leaders are going to be raising questions about why the fbi did not notify them sooner. and they are also opening a broader inquiry into the city's handling of benghazi. petraeus' final overseas trip before he resigned was to libya last week to find out for himself what went wrong. nbc news has tried to reach paula broadwell. she has not been accessible. joe kell and her husband, that family in tampa, issued a statement saying they have been friends with the petraeuses for more than five years and a
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